Why Join the OAN
Whether you run a nursery, or a business connected to the nursery industry, you already know about the many challenges nurseries must face. Finding customers is one. Securing a willing and able labor source is another. Then there's the challenge of finding an adequate water supply and preserving water quality. And finally, there's the need to accomplish all of this in an efficient way, so your efforts are rewarded and you can turn a profit.
What is your biggest challenge? Regardless of what it is, the Oregon Association of Nurseries is ready to go to bat for you. The OAN works for the entire Oregon nursery industry, making the state a better place to do business. You probably already benefit from things the OAN is doing. But can you imagine what would happen if the OAN wasn't around? The more members we have, the more power and resources we have to solve problems and protect the nursery industry.
It's not just about the big picture, however. It's about your picture. We came up with a list of 14 exclusive benefits that come only with membership. These are just for starters. OAN members save money, reach target audiences more easily, enjoy exclusive access to educational resources, and get to participate in OAN's highly respected advocacy efforts at the state and national levels. Here are some highlights:
- When national and state agencies wanted to enact water quality regulations, OAN was at the table with Oregon's governor to craft a long-term solution to water quality. Without OAN's participation, the outcomes would not have been as favorable for nurseries.
- Health care is another hot topic these days. The OAN's preferred provider Leonard Adams Insurance offers affordable healthcare plan options to members, and the OAN has been working to help members understand the Affordable Care Act and protect their interests.
- If you want to reach new customers, our new NurseryGuide.com website is just the venue. Every member receives a free online company profile and only members have the opportunity to list plants, products and services (the site receives more than 10,000 visitors a month).
- We also offer retail members a spot on the Retail Nurseries & Garden Centers Guide, which is distributed to 30,000 eager gardeners. The guide includes a listing of suppliers, landscape designers, contractors and arborists.
How to Join
It's easy to join the OAN. You can join online or you can complete and return this membership form. We are happy to fax or mail a membership application to you. Simply call the OAN office at 503-682-5089 or 888-283-7219.
Let's work together to strengthen and encourage the growth of Oregon's incredible green industry. With your vote of support, we can do so much more. Please support our efforts — we'd love to have you on board!